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By Mary Anne Poutanen

in the course of a time of important demographic, geographic, and social transition, many girls in early nineteenth-century Montreal became to prostitution and brothel-keeping to feed, dress, defend, and apartment themselves and their households. past Brutal Passions is a detailed examine of the ladies who have been accused of selling intercourse, their financial and social susceptibilities, and the options they hired to withstand authority and assert their very own agency.

Referencing newspapers, parish registers, census returns, coroners' reviews, urban directories, records of Catholic and Protestant associations, police books, and courtroom files, Mary Anne Poutanen unearths how those ladies faced constrained possible choices and the way they fought opposed to tested authority within the pursuit in their livelihoods. She information those women’s lives not just as prostitutes but in addition as better halves, moms, sisters, and daughters who reconstructed the bonds of kinship and solidarity.

An insightful background of prostitution, past Brutal Passions explores the advanced relationships among girls accused of prostitution and the society during which they lived and worked.

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